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Empowering individuals & institutions to be part of a prosperous society while employing our resources to achieve a multi-dimensional & sustainable development.
Akkarouna is a local non-profit NGO that is managing 3 office in the Northern Region of Lebanon, Namely in Akkar, Tripoli and Baddawi. Its aim is to achieve sustainable socio-economic growth through youth, women and children empowerment by building their capacities, enhancing community networks, implementing development projects and spreading awareness about rights and citizenship under 5 pillars: Shelter, Protection, Social Stability, Livelihood and Governance.
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Akkarouna works as a humanitarian response, in order to build resilience against impact of the influx of refugees to an already weak and vulnerable region, which has impacted life in Lebanon on many crosscutting levels.
Akkarouna has incorporated into its mission the following UN Sustainable Development Goals 1st, 5th, 8th and 11th which are respectively ending poverty, achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls, creating decent work and economic growth, and lastly building towards sustainable cities and communities.
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Protection is concerned with the safety, dignity and rights of people affected by disaster or armed conflict. The Humanitarian Charter summaries some of the most fundamental rights involved in humanitarian response. This chapter is concerned with the way these rights should inform humanitarian practice from a protection perspective and, specifically, the way agencies can avoid exposing the affected population to further harm and how they can help people to achieve
greater safety and security.
Governance comprises all of the processes of governing – whether undertaken by the government of a state, by a market or by a network – over a social system a family, tribe, formal or informal organization, a territory or across territories, and whether through the laws, norms, power or language of an organized society.
A livelihood is a means of making a living. It encompasses people’s capabilities, assets, income and activities required to secure the necessities of life. A livelihood is sustainable when it enables people to cope with and recover from shocks and stresses (such as natural disasters and economic or social upheavals) and enhance their well-being and that of future generations without undermining the natural environment or resource base.
The various needs of affected households for safety, privacy, protection and livelihood activities must be addressed through approaches that are appropriate to the specific context and the availability of resources. Rather than simply providing pre-determined shelter products or stand-alone solutions such as tents or pre-fabricated shelters, humanitarian actors use a variety of methods to provide support to the affected people. These include the provision of basic shelter materials, technical support, cash-based assistance, awareness-raising and promotion of safe shelter and settlement practices, rental support, or a combination of these and other approaches. Some of these methods involve construction, but many others do not.
Measured on an individual level, social stability refers to the range of life structure and reliable routine that is protective against further situational hazards and helps maintain connections with social resources and societal expectations
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"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves"
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT AKKAROUNA
Ali, 12 years old, Syrian
“I want to learn how to defend myself, I am being abused in the neighborhood by a little boy and. I want to be able to defend myself,” said Ali who also wishes there was an advanced computer class to take.
Sedra, 13 years old, Lebanese
“I dream that one day I will be able to establish my own youth center. It would help children with disabilities like me get basic education and even treat them,” said Sedra.
Tarek, 30 years old, Lebanese
The world is full of challenges and problems, but we have to face them and learn because the one who does not learn, is oppressing himself and the society.
Razan, 18 years old, Lebanese
“I will go back to school and will keep applying until I get in. I will make myself a better future and Bussma was a great starting point for me.”
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Interested in getting involved with Akkarouna and discovering more about our work? Contact us today and see what we have to offer as well as possibilities to collaborate.
We are currently working and serving in Akkar and North Lebanon T5
Hotline: +961 81 611 848